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Sight in i want to zero my 1894 in 357 mag. for 100yds but only have a range of 25 yds how high do i go at 25 yds

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Depends totally on the ammunition you use. It will be markedly different for a light loaded heavy bullet .38 special as compared to a fast light bullet .357. The difference could be measured in feet rather than inches at 100 yards.

There are several ballistics programs on the internet that will help you with this, but you need to know things like bullet speed, ballistic coefficient, distance, etc. to use them effectively. Something as simple as a call to the ammunition manufacturer could answer your question quickly. Just ask them the drop of the bullet at 25 and 100 yards and adjust your sights using that information.

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